On July 15th String Quartet no. 1 'Paradisum' went in worldpremière by string quartet Pavadita in the Vredeskerkje in 'Bergen aan Zee'. The reprise was on October 25th in Hippolytuskerk in Hippolytushoef. This work in three parts is dedicated to my grandfather - Geert Schoonbeek, Arnold Schönberg and my old neighbour - Herman Halfweeg
March 28, 2010 Subject:
Great sounding recording
As most music from composer Geert Schoonbeek - this String Quartet sounds innovative and creative without demanding too much of the uninformed listener. No postmodernism for its own sake here...
The acoustics of this recording are very well done: the Hippolytushoef kerk in the Netherlands combines wood, stone and a lowered plate as ceiling above the players.
Highly recommended for lovers of modern string quartets.